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military official. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with the inappropriate e-mails linking the top u.s. commander in afghanistan to the scandal. >> reporter: general john allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is now linked to the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. pentagon investigators are looking into e-mail communications between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley that some have characterized as flirtatious. kelley is the woman who went to the fbi with inspection threatening e-mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. one senior defense official says the general allen investigation centers on about 20,000 pages of documents. another says allen and kelley only exchanged a few hundred e- mails over a number of years. and that the vast majority of them are completely innocuous. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. and i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for he
medical attention for stab wounds. >>> congress wants to know could last month's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi be prevented and was there a cover-up? members of the president's national security team are answering questions now on capitol hill. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers are looking for answers about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that claimed the lives of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> reporter: at closed door hearings members of the house and senate intelligence committees are grilling the president's national security team about what happened during the attack and in the days leading up to it. lawmakers are also digging into the administration's public response. several are outraged u.n. ambassadors susan rice said five days after the attack it didn't appear to be preplanned. at his press conference wednesday, president obama defend rice saying she was acting on
scheduled with the u.s. bankruptcy court on monday. once granted the process of closing stores will go quickly and its products will become a distant memory. most of these workers say there are other bakeries and that they are confident they can find other jobs but at this point hope is all they have and a union that tells them that they will take care of them. live in oakland, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> president obama sitting down with congressional leaders today. mr. obama urged lawmakers to work together to keep taxes from going up for middle income americans. after the meeting, everyone seemed convinced they will find a solution. >> i believe that we can do this and avert the "fiscal cliff" that is right in front of us today. >> lawmakers have until the first of the year it come up with a budget plan. >>> -- to come up with a budget plan. >>> in a closed hearing on capitol hill, david petraeus testified about the terror attack in benghazi. cbs reporter danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: reporte
and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. but egypt has stepped up to try to broker this peace deal. there was word that there would be an announcement of some type of temporary truce a 24-hour cooling-off period this afternoon. we haven't heard anything yet. but the international community scrambling right now at this hour to try to find a way to stop these air strikes, frank. >> very difficult decision or situation over there. okay, danielle, thank you for that live report. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air
mallicoat. i'm michelle griego. new this hour.. officials nw say the u-s death toll from hurricane sandy has topped . the massive storm has left communities along the jersey shore devastated. now gas shortages across the state a problem. alison har-melin hs the latest from stafford township. people who live on long beah island are being forced to y away. like many of new jer's barrier islands, there's mae damage everywhere. homes arn regained power since the stm hit - but just under two min are still without electriciy and are likely to remain ine dark for days. new york city is slowly rebounding....but mass trant problems and power loss is l hampering the recovery. as you can imagine.. traffis terrible.. many subways are still underwater.. leaving residents forced to drive or cram onto a limited supply f buses. a quarter of a millin people are still without por in the city.. and tonight's knicks..nets nba opener hsan postponed.. but this weeke's new york marathon is still . the storm has campaign organizers on the east racio get polling places ready bee tuesday.. meanwhile.. the c
over an oyster farm has ended. the u.s. interior secretary ken salazar is not renewing drake's bay's oyster company's lease which expires at the end of the month. he visited the farm along point reyes national seashore last week saying it should be returned to the wilderness for future generations to enjoy. company supporters including senator dianne feinstein argue to save the farm because it's a key part of the rural economy in that area. >>> still ahead, bankrupt but still able to give out bonuses? the latest controversy haunting hostess. >> with the biggest payout in powerball history about to take place allowing it be before californians can cash in too? >> a cold war plot that's hard to believe. did the u.s. really want to blow up the moon? we'll find out. ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, now the multi- million dollr >>> now for tonight's winning powerball number and north over half a billion dollars jackpot number it is the number 6. >> those are the lucky numbers. now the multi-million dollar question is, who won the massive powerball lottery? we know it wasn't us. >> yeah. i know it wasn
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conference came when the president took on republicans critical of his handling of the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the president strongly defended susan rice his ambassador to the united nations. rice has come under fire for statements she made in the days immediately following the attacks that left four americans dead. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> senators mccain and graham have said they would block rice's nomination if she was named to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the president was also asked about the scandal that took down america's top spy, mr. obama saying he has no evidence that the former cia director's extramarital affair impacted national security. cbs news reporter danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: at his first press conference in 8 months, president obama faced questions about the wid
are the most common dietary supplement in the u.s. a third of adults take them. doctors say taking multivitamins isn't the way to prevent heart disease. >> it's not a substitute for a well balanced diet or regular exercise. >> reporter: thompson says he will keep taking his multivitamin to make sure he gets the vitamins and minerals he needs. he says he eats right and gets plenty of exercise to stay healthy. edward lawrence for cbs news, los angeles. >> and last month the same group of researchers reported some benefits with multivitamins. men in the study had an 8% lower risk of cancer. >>> splitting the bill may be more of a pain than you think. a new study suggests the anxiety caused by even simple math problems can actually cause you physical pain. researchers at the university of chicago found people solving tough equations showed the same brain activity linked to the sensation of pain and that brain activity was greater for folks who admitted to having a fear of math. >>> lawrence, were you good at math? >> not bad. record-breaking numbers around the bay area. we have clear s
the country last night. >> we're look at a record number of women in the u.s. senate. coming up, we'll hear from our own senator feinstein on this and her concerns about the next few years. >> and they stuck it out for sandy and now new york and new jersey residents bracing for another storm. why they say they wouldn't be leaving town this time around. >> so much for the warm temperatures. it is back to cool weather and now we have the prospect of some rain. we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,, ,, ,,,,,, elec >>> it appears the so-called war on women spurred a lot of wins for women in yesterday's election. women will occupy a record number of senate seats at the start of next year. cbs 5's cate caugiran joins us live with more on that story and reaction from one of the longest serving women in washington, san francisco's own dianne feinstein. cate. >> reporter: good afternoon, frank. now, thanks to california voters, senator feinstein will continue on to a fourth term. she will be joining 19 other women in the senate and that's breaking last year's election record. >> more women are r
house called the bus bomb in tel aviv a terrorist attack and reaffirmed the u.s. commitment to israel's security. during the fighting, hamas fired more than 1,000 rockets into israel and israel launched more than 1500 attacks including air strikes killing more than 140 people in gaza. the white house says the president called egypt's president and netanyahu to commend them for working together. under the cease-fire agreement, hamas has agreed not to fire rockets into israel and israel agreed to end its policy of assassinating top militant leaders. danielle nottingham, back to you. >> thank you. >>> a massive clean-up is under way at ocean beach in san francisco right now. a large section of the beach may have been contaminated with raw sewage. around 1 a.m., crews discovered a manhole cover at the great highway at balboa street just overwhelmed with rainwater and leaking. they shut down the area around the intersection and are working to clean up and get it decontaminated. >> it's about 90% stormwater, 10% sewage, and because it had that 10% sewage, we had to block off these areas for
happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> reporter: senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte have been vocal critics of rice accusing the ambassador of misleading the public when she said five days after the deadly benghazi attack, there was no evidence it was preplanned. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> reporter: rice needs the senate support if president obama chooses her to be the next secretary of state. ambassador rice met with lawmakers in a secure room behind this group of cameras here on capitol hill to discuss classified information. an aide to senator john mccain says she requested the meeting. afterwards, rice issued a statement saying the talking points the intelligence community gave her were incorrect and that at no time did she or anyone in the obama administration intend to mislead the american people. the white house worked t
for a possible crowd of same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses. if the u.s. supreme court announces that it will take up california's gay marriage debate, weddings could become legal within days. the court is due to post a list of cases that it plans to review. if the prop 8 case is on that list it would be decided by next summer. but if the justices opt not to hear it, an appeals court ruling against prop 8 would stand. supporters say if their appeal fails it would go against the wilf california voters. >> if the court denver the appeal and marriages resume that's a huge historic day in california. if the court hears the case, we believe we'll have that huge historic day. it will just take place a little farther down the road next june. >> and keep it here on cbs 5. we'll let you know as soon as there's word from the supreme court. >>> and still ahead as the big storm bears down, are you covered by simply having insurance? it isn't always enough and what you have to do to make sure your claims are paid. >> and a random act of kindness catches the world off guard. now this moment in
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